After its new all-time high of almost $67,000, Bitcoin (BTC/USD) lost over 3% over the past 24 hours. In the top 10, seven other coins also lost value, probably due to profit taking after the recent rally. Two notable exceptions were Polkadot (DOT/USD) and Solana (SOL/USD), with the latter up more than 12%.
Cardano (ADA/USD) will undergo a hard fork at approx. 21:44 UTC today. The upgrade should not last long and trading will likely not be affected.
$SNAP loses 20%
During after-hours trading on Thursday afternoon, Snap Inc. shares dropped by more than 20%. The creator of Snapchat predicted a weaker than expected holiday season, blaming Apple for imposing privacy changes on iOS devices that hurt their ability to target and measure digital advertising.
Match Group shares up 10%
Dating company Match Group, which owns Tinder, OKCupid, Hinge, and match.com, gained 10.3% yesterday after Google announced plans to reduce its fee on the subscription-based apps in Google Play.
PayPal share price down almost 6%
The major US stock indices were mixed yesterday. DJ30 was slightly in the red, while NASDAQ100 gained 0.6%. The tech-heavy index’s top performers were fitness company Peloton Interactive, Netflix, and Tesla with gains of 4.9%, 4.4%, and 3.4% respectively.
One of the biggest losers on NASDAQ100 was PayPal, whose share price dropped by 5.8%. Investors reacted negatively to the news that the payment processor was in talks to buy Pinterest.
IBM loses 9.4% due to missed revenue expectations
IBM dragged DJ30 down with a notable loss of 9.4% after inconsistencies with revenue expectations for Q3. The selloff that followed hurt the whole performance of the DJ30 index. Today, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s participation in a finance conference might impact US markets. He will be taking part in a virtual panel discussion hosted by the South African Reserve Bank.
Oil continues to slide
After dropping to almost $80 yesterday, oil ultimately managed to end the day above $82, but was still in the red throughout Thursday. Today, oil prices are still dropping away from their recent 7-year peak.
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